2018 vs. 2019 Toyota Avalon: What Has Changed?

By John Swanson | Posted in New Vehicles, Toyota Avalon on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 at 3:49 PM

The Toyota Avalon is nothing short of a premium luxury sedan. Toyota pulled out all the stops for its entirely redesigned 2019 Toyota Avalon. This is no longer a boring sedan with leather seats; this is a luxury sports sedan that has more bells and whistles than any before it. The all new 2019 takes luxury and performance to a level Toyota buyers have not seen before.

First, Toyota has streamlined its luxurious trim-level offerings. You are able to choose from XLE, Touring, XSE, and Limited gas models, and XLE, XSE, and Limited hybrid models. The new Avalon is longer, wider, and lower than ever before and features striking new horizontal lines, an aggressive front grille, and some brand new color options both inside and out.

However, there is one added functionality that has Toyota buyers particularly excited. For the first time in any Toyota vehicle, the 2019 Avalon features Apple CarPlay as a standard feature! Pair your compatible iPhone and get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to your own playlists — all while maintaining focus on your drive. Newly enhanced Toyota Remote Connect gives you amazing control of your Avalon, all from your Apple Watch or Android smartwatch. Through touch or voice commands, you can locate your vehicle, lock or unlock the doors, or even start the engine. The newly refined Entune 3.0 system even allows for WiFi connectivity for up to five devices, powered by a Verizon hotspot.

The updates don’t stop here, Toyota has also introduced a new 8-speed transmission to improve upon the 2018’s 6-speed transmission. Toyota has updated the suspension to increase the quality of the ride. The Touring and XSE models are enhanced with a sport-exclusive sound that increases the engine’s voice through the vehicle’s audio system. The Intake Sound Generator and sport exhaust also produce an aggressive note during acceleration. However, when you simply want to cruise quietly around town, Active Noise Control sends noise-canceling sound waves into the cabin to filter out unwanted sound!

As always, Toyota’s main concern is vehicle safety. Each Avalon comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense. This suite of safety features includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, dynamic radar cruise control, and automatic high beams.

There is no denying Toyota has pulled out all the stops to completely reinvent the country’s best large car of 2018. Want to come take a closer look? Toyota of Warsaw has multiple already in stock, and plenty more on the way! Schedule a test drive today, or contact us with questions by clicking here!

0% Interest Financing on the 2018 Toyota Highlander: Get it While it Lasts!

By John Swanson | Posted in New Vehicles, Toyota, Toyota Highlander on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 5:33 PM

Are you in the market for the country’s most popular midsize SUV? Now may be the time to act. Through the end of this month, you can finance Toyota’s all new 2018 Highlander with zero percent interest for 60 months (5 years).

As we mentioned a few months back, Toyota was recently named the most reliable automotive brand by Consumer Reports (read about that here). Fast forward to this month, May 2018, and now the country’s most popular and most reliable brand is offering the country’s most popular and top selling midsize SUV in the entire country with absolutely ZERO interest. Not only that, but through this month you have the opportunity to lease the Highlander for as little as $299 per month!

HOWEVER, this offer will not last. Rumor is, you will no longer be able to finance the Highlander at 0% interest next month. With that being said, it’s time to take advantage! Give us a call at (574) 267-4636 or take a look at our inventory online by clicking here! This opportunity truly does not come around every day.

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 is HEAVILY Discounted at Toyota of Warsaw!

By John Swanson | Posted in New Vehicles, Toyota, Toyota RAV4, Used Vehicles on Friday, April 27th, 2018 at 7:32 PM

Summer is finally here, and we are celebrating by reducing each and every 2018 Toyota RAV4 on our lot! That’s right, the top selling non-pickup of 2017 (nearly 408,000 sold in 2017!)  is ON SALE! You will save thousands of dollars shopping the RAV4 at Toyota of Warsaw versus the other surrounding dealerships!

 

 

Why choose the RAV4?

The Toyota RAV4 quite literally is king. Not only was it the top selling SUV in 2017, but it was the top selling VEHICLE (non-truck) in the entire country! You don’t sell well over 400,000 units in one year without doing something right. This astronomical sales number marks the beginning of the midsize SUV’s rise over the midsize sedan; and the RAV4 leads the pack.

Safety

Just like any other Toyota, the RAV4 places heavy emphasis on the safety of its passengers. However, that industry leading safety DOES NOT come with a premium. Just take a look at the table below…

In order to get similar safety features in competitive models, you’d have to pay:

2018 Nissan Rogue SL AWD

$6,580 MORE

2018 Honda CR-V EX AWD

$2,520 MORE

2018 Ford Escape SE

$2,440 MORE

2018 Chevy Equinox Premier AWD

$8,625 MORE

2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited

$6,450 MORE

 

Meanwhile, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense, so you don’t have to pay thousands more to know you’re safe. Plus, the RAV4 has received Consumer Reports’ top reliability score every year for the past 10 years. That’s more dominant than the Golden State Warriors and the New England Patriots combined.

 

Incentives

This month, you can finance any brand new RAV4 with NO INTEREST, that’s 0% APR, for 60 months (5 years)! Paying with cash? No problem, Toyota is offering $1,000 bonus cash on the RAV!

 

Still not convinced? Swing by for a test drive. We have one of the largest selections of RAV4 already on the lot in the area! Don’t worry about pressure or pushy salesmen, we only hire sales consultants who are simply available to answer your questions and help you make a decision you’ll be happy with. If we don’t have what you’re looking for, let us know! We will go out and get it for you! Click here to take a look at what we currently have on the lot! Looking for used? We’ve got that too, click here!

First Look at the All-New 2019 Toyota RAV4

By John Swanson | Posted in New Vehicles, Toyota RAV4 on Monday, April 9th, 2018 at 8:28 PM

The RAV4 ended 2017 as our country’s 4th best-selling vehicle, beating the Nissan Rogue in the process. Toyota will use that momentum to propel a brand new design for its most popular SUV, introduced at this year’s New York Auto Show.

The all-new RAV4 embraces the more traditional, yet aggressive, SUV look than previous generations with its defined angular lines, grille, and a design seemingly taken from the 4Runner and recent FT-AC concept. Underneath, the RAV4 boasts a 2.5L 4 cylinder engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The redesigned exterior is certainly something to marvel, but it’s the interior that has us really excited. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 will be compatible with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa integration! It will also come with an available 8.0-inch touchscreen, WiFi, five USB ports, and Qi wireless phone charging.

Of course, it will come loaded with the industry’s top safety features. You can expect autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and lane departure alert with steering assist. The all-new RAV will also debut Lane Tracing Assist (provides assistance to keep the driver centered in its lane), and Road Sign Assist (identifies and recognizes road signs and informs the driver of them).

Finally, drivers can look forward to the all-new RAV4 Hybrid XSE trim level (pictured above). This new hybrid grade offers the best of both sport and utility. This trim will come standard with a black roof, black wheels, and a sport-tuned suspension. Finally, it will offer the fastest 0-60 time of the entire RAV4 lineup.

Look for the all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 to go on sale towards the end of this year. Want to be the first to know? Sign up here and we’ll reach out as soon as the first one hits our lot!

The Toyota Tundra: More “Made in America” Than the Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado, Nissan Titan, AND GMC Sierra!

By John Swanson | Posted in New Vehicles, Toyota, Toyota Tundra on Monday, February 19th, 2018 at 11:46 PM

Is buying “American-made” important to you when shopping for a truck? To thousands and thousands of Americans it is one of the most important factors when deciding on a truck brand to purchase. However, many of us aren’t actually sure which trucks can truly stand behind the phrase “American-made.” The actual rankings may surprise you. So, which pickups are actually the MOST American?

We’ll take a look at five trucks that all claim to be “American made”: the Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado, Nissan Titan, GMC Sierra, and our own Toyota Tundra.

5. Coming in last place…a tie for Chevrolet and GMC. The Sierra and Silverado tie for LAST in the American-made rankings. Only 55% of parts in the Silverado and Sierra are actually made in America. What’s worse? This number is actually going down…significantly. In 2016, the Silverado and Sierra could claim over 72% of its parts were made in America.

3. The Nissan Titan takes third place in the American-made rankings. Only 59% of the Titan’s parts are actually made in America.

2. Next up comes the Ram 1500 with 72% of its parts made in the United States of America. Turns out, one of the poster children for what an American-made truck looks like…is still behind our own Tundra.

1. That’s right…the Toyota Tundra is the most American-made pickup of the bunch! With a whopping 73.5% of its parts made in the USA, including its engine and transmission, the Tundra tops our list.

SO, is buying American-made important to you? If so, it’s tough to argue that there’s another option out there better than the Toyota Tundra. All this aside, Tundra also ranks number 1 in J.D. Power’s reliability rankings for 2017!

Ready to shop the Tundra? We can help. We aren’t here to pressure you into a purchase, we’re here to help you make the most informed decisions. We don’t hire salesmen, just sales consultants. View our Tundra inventory by clicking here!

 

Sources: https://www.american.edu/kogod/research/autoindex/ , http://kogodbusiness.com/auto-index/

 

Toyota Steals Super Bowl Spotlight

By John Swanson | Posted in Super Bowl, Toyota on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 9:37 PM

Toyota returned to the Super Bowl like never before using sports to inspire not one, not two, but three ads during television’s most-watched event of the year. Two of these spots focused around the message, “Start Your Impossible.” These commercials communicated Toyota’s shift to a mobility company and aimed to inspire consumers to take their first step to unleash their potential. The third spot is a part of their longtime campaign “Let’s Go Places,” empowering viewers to realize what they’re capable of when unity is embraced. Take a look at all three spots below!

This first spot, “Good Odds,” aired in the first commercial break after kickoff. The 60-second spot celebrates Toyota’s evolution to a mobility company and its eight-year global sponsorship of the Olympic and Paralympic games. The athlete featured, Canadian Alpine Skier Lauren Woolstencroft, overcame tremendous odds to become a legendary Paralympic gold medalist.

“One Team” aired just prior to the halftime show and featured an amusing, light-hearted narrative illustrating how people from diverse backgrounds unite to celebrate the spirit of what brings them together: a shared passion for sports.

Finally, “Mobility Anthem” aired in the second half of the Eagles and Patriots Super Bowl. This riveting 30-second spot from the “Start Your Impossible” campaign featured people from ages ranging 1 to 100 in all stages of life. The spot highlighted world-renowned Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Toyota firmly believes that mobility goes beyond cars and that freedom of movement is a human right. The spot highlighted some of Toyota’s revolutionary mobility technologies aiming to bring movement to those those that are restricted.

“This is an unprecedented opportunity for our team at Toyota to share messages of unity, friendship, diversity, and perseverance,” says Ed Laukes, group vice president of Toyota Marketing at Toyota Motor North America. “With the Super Bowl and the Olympics just days apart on NBC, we’re excited to join fans’ enthusiasm for these two world-class events and connect with them by sharing meaningful and inspiring TV spots.

Did Toyota accomplish its goal? What did you think of the three Super Bowl ads?

Toyota Donates $250,000 to Manchester University

By John Swanson | Posted in Toyota, Toyota Charity on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 10:25 PM

Toyota Donation Helps Manchester University Build Intercultural Center Honoring Civil Rights Activist and Educator Jean Childs Young.

 

Earlier this week, Toyota announced it was donating $250,000 to Manchester University to aid in its construction of a new intercultural center on the university’s North Manchester campus.

Groundbreaking for the $1 million Jean Childs Young Intercultural Center is expected to take place on February 1, with completion next fall, Toyota and Manchester stated.

The building will feature a circular domed space named the Toyota Round. This beautiful piece is positioned to become a focal point of the campus for multicultural discussions and programming.

The center is named for 1954 Manchester alumna and former trustee and the wife of U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young, Jean Childs Young. She was a teacher and advocate for education, children’s welfare, and civil rights.

Toyota’s education community partnerships “help to develop the programs that empower students to learn, achieve and succeed,” said Al Smith Jr., group vice president and chief social innovation officer for Toyota Motor North America, in the statement. “Bringing the campus and communities together around issues of diversity and inclusion fits well with Toyota’s commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, which is grounded in our guiding principles: continuous improvement and respect for people,” Smith said.

“We are deeply grateful for this donation from Toyota Motor North America,” Manchester President David F. McFadden said in the statement. “The Toyota Round will be a valuable resource for our students as well as the communities that surround us.”

 

Read the full press release here.

Toyotathon 2017 is ON!

By John Swanson | Posted in New Vehicles, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Prius, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra, Toyotathon on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 10:42 PM

Toyotathon is BACK! If you’ve been on the fence trying to decide when to take a look at the latest and greatest from Toyota, now is the time! With Toyotathon comes the year’s best prices, cash back offers, financing offers, and lease specials! You will save big on your next Camry, Corolla, Avalon, RAV4, Tundra, Tacoma, 4Runner, Prius, and so much more! Hurry in to Toyota of Warsaw because these deals end January 2!

0% Financing Available on:

The ALL NEW 2018 Camry (gas and hybrid)

2017 Prius V

2018 Prius C

2018 Avalon (gas and hybrid)

2018 RAV4 (gas and hybrid)

2017 Tundra

2017 Prius Lift Back models

2017 Prius C

2017 Yaris iA

2018 C-HR

2017 Sienna + $500 BONUS CASH

2017 Tundra CrewMax

 

36-Month Lease Specials

2018 Corolla: $159 per month/$2,999 due + $500 bonus cash

2018 Camry: $189 per month/$2,399 due + $1,750 bonus cash

2017 Prius V: $269 per month/$3,499 due

2018 Prius C: $259 per month/$2,799 due

2018 Yaris iA: $189 per month/$2,899 due

2018 Avalon: $479 per month/$2,699 due

2018 C-HR: $159 per month/$2,999 due + $1,000 bonus cash

2018 RAV4 Hybrid: $249 per month/$2,599 due + $1,000 bonus cash

2018 Sienna: $399 per month/$2,699 due

2017 4Runner: $389 per month/$2,999 due

2017 Sequoia: $579 per month/$4,399 due

2018 Tundra CrewMax: $409 per month/$3,499 due

2018 Corolla iM: $159 per month/$3,099 due + $500 bonus cash

2018 Camry Hybrid: $209 per month/$2,399 down + $1,750 bonus cash

2017 Prius Lift Back: $269 per month/$3,599 due

2017 Prius C: $239 per month/$2,899 due

2017 Yaris iA: $179 per month/$2,899 due

2017 86: $309 per month/$3,899 due

2018 Avalon Hybrid: $499 per month/$2,699 due

2018 RAV4: $199 per month/$2,699 due + $1,000 bonus cash

2017 Sienna: $299 per month/$3,699 due

2018 Highlander: $299 per month/$3,999 due

2017 Tacoma: $329 per month/$3,399 due

2018 Tundra: $369 per month/$3,599 due

 

 

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What is ToyotaCare? As part of the Toyota family, your exceptional ownership experience starts with ToyotaCare, a no cost maintenance plan with 24-hour roadside assistance. The ToyotaCare plan covers normal factory scheduled maintenance for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. 24-hour roadside assistance is also included for 2 years and unlimited miles!

 

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Toyota Tops Consumer Reports’ Reliability Survey

By John Swanson | Posted in New Vehicles, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Prius, Toyota RAV4 on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 8:11 PM

Is anyone really surprised? For the fifth year in a row, Toyota and Lexus have claimed the top two spots in Consumer Reports’ reliability survey! Toyota is, once again, America’s most reliable automaker.

This year, it was our interior technology that helped us maintain the top spot. Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports’ director of auto testing, says Toyota’s strategy to implement new technology steadily – instead of all at once – helps make the vehicles far more reliable. Meanwhile, other brands recorded high numbers of complaints about buggy infotainments systems and unreliable transmissions. Toyota’s “slow and steady” strategy can be seen in its new eight-speed transmission (first tested in the Highlander) now available in the 2018 Camry.

 

2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6

 

Toyota and Lexus made seven of the top ten most reliable cars of 2017, highlighted by the likes of the Toyota 86, Toyota RAV4, and Toyota Prius.

Toyota also owns four spots in J.D. Power’s seven most reliable sedans, two spots in its most reliable hatchbacks, one spot in most reliable SUV’s, and one spot in most reliable trucks. I could go on and on but I think you get the point: Toyota is pretty darn reliable.

Toyota of Warsaw is Kosciusko County’s premier automotive dealership. We serve Warsaw, Winona Lake, and surrounding areas like Plymouth, Goshen, Syracuse, Columbia City, Rochester, and so much more. Have any questions about our vehicles? Feel free to stop by for a no-pressure experience!

Priced for Adventure! The 2018 Toyota RAV4 is Rolling into our Showroom!

By John Swanson | Posted in New Vehicles, Toyota RAV4 on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 9:37 PM

The outdoor adventure bucket list just got longer thanks to the much-anticipated arrival of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure grade that adds exterior styling features with grade-specific interior touches to the RAV4.

The 2018 RAV4 Adventure sits between the XLE and SE models. On the outside, large over-fender flares and 18-inch five-spoke black alloy wheels with 235/55R18 tires are ready to play in the dirt. The RAV4 Adventure also includes unique gray lower valance panels and rocker panel guard, black headlight bezels, black fog lam surround, roof rails, and exclusive Adventure badging. Drivers and passengers can enjoy the RAV4 Adventure while riding a bit higher — overall height increases by 10 mm, and ground clearance rises to 6.5 in., up from 6.1 in.

 

 

Exclusive interior features include carbon-fiber-like trim panels, leather-wrapped shift knob, “RAV4 Adventure” logoed door still protectors, and all-weather floor and cargo mats with “RAV4 Aventure” badging. New and exclusive for the RAV4 Adventure is a 120V/100W power outlet in the cargo area which can serve as a convenient portable charging station.

 

 

The active lifestyle-inspired RAV4 Adventure will be available in front-wheel drive with an Automatic Limited Slip Differential, or in Dynamic Torque Control All-Wheel-Drive. Both versions feature a standard Tow Prep Package that includes an upgraded radiator and supplemental engine oil and transmission fluid coolers. When properly equipped with the available tow hitch receiver and wiring harness, the Adventure can tow 2,900 lbs. with FWD models and 3,500 lbs. with Dynamic Control AWD models.

As with all RAV4 models, the Adventure will come standard with Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) and Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC). TSS-P includes the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection function; Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist; Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Automatic High Beams. The RAV4 Adventure is available in five exterior colors: Black, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic, Super White, and, new to the RAV4, Ruby Flare Pearl.

Additional Available features exclusive to the RAV4 Adventure include optional heated fabric front row seats with power driver’s seat, heated leather steering wheel, and wiper de-icer as part of a new Cold Weather Package.

The Adventure begins rolling out to dealerships this month, so you can expect to see one at Kosciusko County’s premier Toyota dealership, Toyota of Warsaw, within the next few weeks. Also, be sure to check out our extensive lineup of new RAV4 model’s by clicking here!